All Nepal Teachers Organisation warns of shutting down schools

KATHMANDU: The All Nepal Teachers Organisation today demanded the government to implement the 33-point agreement it has reached with teachers’ union in presence of all party representatives in March.
The implementation of the 33-point demand that included golden handshake scheme and permanent status to teachers was in their top priority list, the organisation said during their fourth national convention held on August 18-20 in the Capital.

Addressing a press conference after the convention, ANTO Chairman Gunaraj Lohani said the government should address their demand even through the ordinance and end the privatisation in the education sector by scrapping the 1971 Education Act.
Threatening to close the schools if their demands were not met, the organisation said they will meet Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai tomorrow to press for the same.
The teachers’ union had waged non-cooperation movement against the government by shutting down schools and denying assistance at the threshold of SLC examination in March. The aforesaid agreement was reached during a meeting between the representatives from three major political parties.
The meeting was also attended by former chairman of the now dissolved Constituent Assembly Subas Nembang, said the teachers’ organisation.
TMLP-aligned profs padlock VC office
KATHMANDU: Democratic Professor Association, aligned with Tarai Madhesi Loktantrik Party, on Tuesday padlocked offices of Tribhuvan University’s vice-chancellor, registrar and rector indefinitely demanding that their representatives too be included while making high-profile appointments in the university. They said their representatives should also get the posts of deans, campus chiefs and directors in research institutes. Posts for four deans, four research unit directors and 20 campus chiefs are vacant in the university. Association President Udaya Kishor Tiwari said they were also not happy with the recent appointment of dean at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. “The appointment of Prakash Sayami is against seniority norms,” said Tiwari.THT

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